What is the Endocannabinoid System?

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

This little-known system helps maintain balanced, healthy cells. Every human possesses an advanced physiological system, known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This crucial regulatory system is already making cannabinoid-like structures that foster cellular balance throughout nearly every biological system in your body.

Millions of Receptors

Cannabinoid receptors, found on the surface of your cells, are ubiquitous throughout the body and “listen” to the environment around each cell. They transmit information on current conditions to the cell and thereby jump start the proper cellular response, if necessary. Properly functioning receptors have the crucial function of creating Homeostasis in your body’s cells which keeps you healthy and operating at your peak.

CB1 and CB2 receptors are the predominant receptors in the ECS. CB1 receptors are abundant in the brain and central nervous system. CB2 receptors are sparse in the central nervous system but are common throughout the the periphery, mostly on immune cells. ECS receptors are present in almost every organ and organ system throughout the body, and they influence activities in the heart, lungs, brain, blood vessels, GI tract, liver, stomach, and more.

Naturally Occurring

It may come as a surprise that your Endocannabinoid System is already creating cannabinoid-like structures within your body that very closely resemble the cannabinoids in Ananda Hemp’s products. Endocannabinoids like Anandamide and 2-AG are made when the body senses an imbalance, these molecules are created on-demand to specifically target issues inside your cells that need fixing.

This information is presented for educational purposes only. Ananda Hemp developed this information to provide an understanding of the potential applications of cannabinoids. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

The Endocannabinoid System

  • Regulates and influences homeostasis, the body’s self-regulating process to maintain balance across biological systems.
  • The ECS was discovered in 1992 by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam and his team in Israel. Despite almost 30 years of scientific inquiry, the ECS is often absent from clinical schooling and is therefore poorly understood by many.
  • Cannabinoids are molecules that interact with the ECS. Our body makes its own cannabinoids, such as Anandamide & 2-AG, and we can consume phytocannabinoids, such as CBD, derived from plants.